McMaster’s Buckle honoured as CIS athlete of the week

McMaster’s Buckle honoured as CIS athlete of the week

OTTAWA (CIS) – Wrestlers Annie Monteith from the University of Saskatchewan and Jason Buckle from McMaster University are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 15, 2015.

Monteith, a third-year arts and science student, was named the Canada West most outstanding female wrestler for the second straight season following the conference championships in Calgary. The Regina native successfully defended her Canada West title in the 48-kilogram weight class by winning her five bouts without having a single point scored against her, including a 5-0 triumph over Kaitlin Kucharski of Winnipeg in the gold medal final. Monteith now focuses on next week's CIS championships at the University of Alberta (Feb. 27-28), where she hopes to improve on her fourth-place finish from a year ago.

Dalhousie volleyball player Anna Dunn-Suen, McGill hockey player Mélodie Daoust and Toronto volleyball player Madelyn Mandryk were also nominated for the women's award.

Buckle, a fourth-year kinesiology student from Hamilton, was voted the outstanding male wrestler at the OUA championships in Sudbury, Ont., after he captured his fourth individual gold medal in as many seasons and helped the McMaster men claim their first team banner since 1993. The former CIS rookie of the year, who had already earned OUA MVP honours in 2013, went a perfect 4-for-4 at the conference meet to win his third straight title at 61 kilograms, following a triumph at 57kg as a freshman. Next week in Edmonton, Buckle will go for his third career CIS podium, after winning silver in 2012 and bronze in 2013.

Dalhousie volleyball player Kristen O'Brien, McGill hockey player Cédric McNicoll and Saskatchewan wrestler Dylan Bray were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:

AUS: Anna Dunn-Suen, volleyball, Dalhousie

RSEQ: Mélodie Daoust, hockey, McGill

OUA: Madelyn Mandryk, volleyball, Toronto

CWUAA: Annie Monteith, wrestling, Saskatchewan (recipient)

Male nominees:

AUS: Kristen O'Brien, volleyball, Dalhousie

RSEQ: Cédric McNicoll, hockey, McGill

OUA: Jason Buckle, wrestling, McMaster (recipient)

CWUAA: Dylan Bray, wrestling, Saskatchewan


Source: CIS

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